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November 13, 2014

I have decided to post a few of my original compositions from time to time with a small discussion on some aspect of the piece.  For the first piece of the series, I decided to pull a piece I wrote many years ago in the style of a 'typical' jazz standard, whatever that...

November 12, 2014

this is an old transcription of a Kenny Garrett ballad that I did a few years ago.. It was difficult in that a lot of the faster lines were floating over the bar and were hard to place in SIbelius.. I am hoping to go back in the next week or so and add in the chord cha...

November 11, 2014

This is a paper I wrote about the genius of Lennie Tristano and how he influenced the way jazz and improvisation are taught today.  Feel free to comment or ask questions about my research/ideas!  Click HERE to navigate to the paper! 


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Tristano: A Forgotten Innovator

November 11, 2014

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